I’ve read some pretty great books this month, as well as books I was really waiting for! I also got to read a few graphic novels that had been on my TBR for a while, so overall I’m really happy with myself. That being said, the aforementioned TBR is still as out of hand as ever, and my tombstone will either read “crushed by their TBR list” or “drowned in a pile of books”. But no pressure, I can handle it. And in the meantime this is what I read in September.
Books I read this month:
Light Filters in Poems by Caroline Kaufman ⭐⭐⭐⭐
[TW for self harm; suicide]
I discovered Caroline Kaufman’s poetry while scrolling for poetry books on bookdepository, and I’m so glad I got it. It was really beautiful, and also relatable. I found it very interesting because I could see that my past self could relate to the pain but I’m actually feeling better and that’s an amazing feeling.
American Royals by Katharine McGee ⭐⭐⭐
Unsouled by Neal Shusterman ⭐⭐⭐⭐
It took me almost a year to pick up the third book in the Unwind Dystology but I finally read it, and I’m so glad that I did! There’s been so much character development since book one, especially when it comes to Lev, and I am HERE FOR IT. Hopefully I’ll get to read the next one soon — it’s already sitting on my kindle. And in the meantime, I can only recommend those books!
Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The hug Rosie deserved. This book was seriously the sweetest, I will cherish it forever. It was so pure. I’m simply so glad that I discovered it. (full review)
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The more I read Leigh Bardugo’s books, the more I love them. I’m so glad I decided to give this one a try because it’s my favourite so far! Maybe it’s just because it took me a while to get sucked into the universe. I don’t know. But I can say it for sure now: I am obsessed with these books. (full review)
Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This book. I’ve heard nothing but good things ever since its release. It’s the story of a girl with a curse. All the women in her family have lost at sea the man they loved. So what happens when Rosa falls for a boy with a boat? It’s such a sweet, modern book and I loved it. (full review)
What Have I Done? by Amanda Prowse ⭐⭐⭐
[TW for abuse, rape, violence and rape]
What Have I Done? is the story of a woman who kills her husband. But it’s also so much more than this! It’s about her relationship with her family, and how she coped in the aftermath of the event. She decides to make a home to help women in trouble, especially those who recently got out of jail. To be honest, I really loved the concept of this book, and while the execution was good, I was kind of expecting some more? Also the whole abuse part was really disturbing so if that might trigger you, don’t open this book. It was interesting to read something a little different from what I usually read.
This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp ⭐⭐⭐
[TW for violence, death & homophobia]
This book was everywhere upon its release, and I added it to my TBR immediately. It took me only three years to read it… If you haven’t heard of it, it takes place over 54 minutes, and is the story of a massive school shooting. It’s a bit hard to entirely wrap my head around this book, because A LOT happened, and it broke me a little bit, but I also felt like over the span of one story, there may have been room for more? What is for sure is that this is a book I will not forget.
Chronicles of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery ⭐⭐⭐
I’m continuing my Anne of Green Gables reading spree with this ones, and Montgomery’s writing is as beautiful as ever. I’m so glad I still have a few books left in this series because I’m not ready to leave Anne behind. And with that being said, I’m also delighted that the TV show is back 🥰
Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This one is a stunning picture book about a little boy who dreams of becoming a mermaid. It was awarded the Stonewall Book Award, and it’s absolutely BEAUTIFUL 🧜♀️
Mytho ! de Pascal Brissy et Yaël Hassan ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Middle grade)
La redoutable veuve Mozart d’Isabelle Duquesnoy ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Biography)
Un caillou au fond de la poche de Florence Cochet ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Middle grade)
Le patient de Timothée Leboucher ⭐⭐⭐ (Graphic novel)
Âme Brisée d’Akira Mizubayashi ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Literary fiction)
Full review in French
Bug vol. 1 d’Enki Bilal ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Graphic novel)
Cartier-Bresson, Allemagne 1945 de JD Morvan et Sylvain Savoia ⭐⭐⭐ (Graphic novel)
The Danes by Clarke ⭐⭐⭐ (Graphic novel)
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Further Chronicles of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
TV shows I’ve been watching:
La Casa de Papel ✨ ELITE ✨ Anne with an E
An update on my reading challenges:
Goodreads Challenge: 92/120
Audiobook Challenge: 10 books (currently listening to one)
YARC: 12 books
My goal when it comes to YARC was to read in between 11 and 20 books (which would have been about one per month) and I have reached 12 which means I made it… Let’s see if I can actually reach 20 in the remaining months!